From Publishers Weekly
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"A comic masterpiece." -- Irving Malin, Hollins Critic 8-88
"A jaunty little tale of unusual verbal dexterity. . . . [T]he inventive vernacular of his books . . . is of course in no way ordinary." -- The Guardian 4-29-88
"Loopily clever . . . inexhaustibly inventive, unremittingly disconcerting, overflowing with subversive energy, surrealistic wit, and rough-edged whimsy. . . . It is full of sentences which dizzy the reader with the hilarity of their close-packed variety of tone: low argot sabotages an elaborate metaphor in elevated language like Harpo Marx goosing Margaret Dumont." -- Cityweek 8-8-88
"Pierrot Mon Ami was perhaps Queneau's masterpiece. . . . This unlikely guru exerted a major influence on a new avant-garde (notably on Georges Perec, who was devoted to him). But if there was a sage in Queneau he never imparted his wisdom more touchingly than in Pierrot Mon Ami." -- Times Literary Supplement Aug 5-11 88